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Apr 27, 2014 4:10pm EDT
and joan, when we worked on the legislation to create the motor carrier safety administration, the clinton administration had a goal of reducing motor carrier crashes by 50% in a decade. that did not happen. we have not really driven down the accident numbers, the taliban numbers. in the past couple of years the fatality numbers have been rising. that is very disappointing. we created and the administration to crack down on this. faster the ntsb issued a report where we investigated for accidents. where we found the motor carrier safety administration or their surrogates and the state had visited carriers in the months before an accident, but yet the carrier had a fatal accident and were put out of service. one of the trucking companies had been visited the week before the crash and had been given a satisfactory rating but the week after a crash they were given unsatisfactory and put out of service. we have to get the port operators -- port operators before the crashes and after -- not after. they are doing better connect and the data but they have to act on the data and put people out of
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